Using video as the primary output means you can host your own productions, we feel the pay-for-view model adopted by some is not only potentially expensive but also dramatically restricts the flexibility and control desired by a very aware community.
Birmingham, UK (PRWEB) April 29, 2009
Within two weeks of the AlterEgos launch of their innovative virtual representative software thousands of visitors flocked to the site, far exceeding initial expectations.
"We were blown away when we looked at our stats, this was a quiet launch, no advertising just a little word-of-mouth promotion, we haven't even formalised our marketing plans, the comments that are coming back from our clients are fantastic to say the least, after a week we had to expand our download servers to cater for demand."
AlterEgos approach to the conventional Avatar follows extensive research and development within a market sector that to date has not met the high demands of the web and media community.
It is a well know fact that during times of recession, the businesses that fare well increase their marketing efforts, this does not mean however, spending more money, but looking at new creative and innovative methods of increasing brand awareness and product or service exposure.
AlterEgos not only increases visual appeal and makes content more memorable but is highly effective in putting over complex products and services using the spoken word.
AlterEgos allows you to simply record your voice, or import a pre-recorded narration, select an AlterEgo and the software does the rest, in just a few clicks you will have a compact video file ready for deployment within your choice of media.
AlterEgos concentrates on visual appeal, ease of use and flexible deployment, so whether a multinational wishes to integrate a representative within their online store to improve the shopping experience or a week-end blogger requires a more memorable impact, AlterEgos makes clients requirements simple and economical to achieve.
"We allow our clients to be creative, and not worry about the technology. Ease of deployment and integration is paramount, there is no point integrating an avatar if it is not visually appealing and sounds like a robot, it just turns people off. We don't use Text to Speech, but analyse the recorded voice and extract the lip-syncing information automatically, so it's a real-voice that communicates through an engaging representative of your choice. None of the design is by accident, we placed a preview version on the web and listened attentively to the 40,000 people who downloaded it, initial indicators show we have probably got the balance right, but we certainly won't become complacent. "
There are over 80 AlterEgos characters at present with more arriving every month, covering Male, Female, Fantasy and Animals, each has been carefully designed to be appealing.
The flexible desktop software offers numerous ways of tailoring productions and leads the user through a simple wizard driven interface, enabling a memorable and attention grabbing composition to be produced in a matter of minutes.
Unlike other avatar offerings AlterEgos takes a unique and highly flexible approach on production. Output is industry standard compact video or Flash files so there are no restrictions on deployment. There is even a specific output for YouTube.
"Using video as the primary output means you can host your own productions, we feel the pay-for-view model adopted by some is not only potentially expensive but also dramatically restricts the flexibility and control desired by a very aware community. "
Uses of AlterEgos vary across numerous sectors, from the obvious web integration through blogs, eBay sales representation and embedding within presentations and software help systems.
AlterEgos not only offer their desktop solution, but also have a array of additional services including, bespoke character design, integration and voice-over production.
AlterEgos runs on Windows XP & Vista and presently costs £50 including a selection of characters. Additional characters are available from an extensive, growing library at £10 each. There is even a free version to get your teeth into.
About AlterEgos.com: AlterEgos is located in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Author of AlterEgos virtual representative desktop software and characters, it also specialises in the production of bespoke compelling media integrating virtual characters.
With a full audio and video recording studio also on hand, AlterEgos is capable of taking media production from an idea to full production and integration.